The federal leviathan currently burns through $6 billion in less than 15 hours. It takes about a day and a half for Washington to rack up $6 billion in debt. With each passing hour, our debt crisis grows larger, our entitlement time bomb ticks closer to detonation, and our politicians do everything in their power to change the subject. As Editor in Chief Matt Welch observes, American politics is getting dumber even as fiscal catastrophe looms larger.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
"Anyone, regardless of age, accused of such disgraceful actions will be charged accordingly."
The Justice Department says Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas were killed in an operation based on a fraudulent warrant triggered by a false report to police.
You might want to think twice about putting that new gun on your credit card.
The senator from Massachusetts thinks more Americans should join the military. Why?